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  • Avoiding Fake Check Scams

    A fake check can be nearly impossible to recognize if you don’t know the warning signs. At Robins Financial, we believe the more our members know about scams and frauds, the better we can help protect ourselves and our community! The Fake Check Scam is a common trick, and it is one of the more dangerous scams because it can be tailored to take advantage of people in all different phases of life. Remember: A fraudster will say anything to get you to deposit that fake check.

    The Fake Check Scam can go something like this:

  • Getting Your Car Winter Ready

    Middle Georgia may not be known for its snowy winter season or freezing temperatures, but we should still take the necessary steps to get our vehicles ready for cold weather. With preparation, you can ensure that you are protecting your investment and avoiding costly repairs down the road. Whether our winter is surprisingly frosty or unseasonably warm, the following tips will help make sure that you are prepared to hit the roads safely for your holiday traveling.

    Protect your car and embrace winter armed with these tips to keep your car in top shape:

  • Avoiding Social Media Scams

    Social networks are a great way to make connections and stay up-to-date with friends, family, colleagues, and more, but they can also be a tool for criminals to access information and trick people into falling for scams. The best way you can protect yourself is by remaining cautious and remembering that if something seems suspicious, it probably is. Familiarize yourself with the warning signs for common social media scams so you can protect yourself and your information.

  • Don’t Let These Home Buying Expenses Catch You Off Guard

    When you’re looking for a new home, there’s a lot of focus around how much money you’ll need to borrow and how interest rates will impact your monthly mortgage payments. But home ownership comes with a list of expenses that go beyond repaying your mortgage. Take some time to consider these additional costs and plan ahead so you don’t buy more house than you can afford.

  • Protecting Yourself with Tips on Avoiding Scams

    Protecting the safety and security of our members is a top priority. The fraud protection services we offer serve as an additional barrier to help protect our members, but knowledge and awareness are the best defense against scams and fraud. Keeping you safe is so much easier when we have your help and we can work together to ensure your accounts remain protected. It’s important to always be vigilant when it comes to protecting your account details, digital banking login credentials, and your debit and credit card information.

    Here are some tips to help you protect yourself:

  • Questions You Should Ask When Considering a Balance Transfer

    You may have seen or received offers for credit card balance transfers and wondered what they are, how they work, and if they could help improve your finances. A balance transfer is when you transfer the balance of one credit card to another by applying for a new card at a lower interest rate, then moving your balances from your existing card to the new one. Essentially, you are using the new card to pay off the old one, but at a much better rate.

  • The Best Times to Buy a Car

    Vehicle costs fluctuate constantly throughout the year. If you aren’t in immediate need and are able to hold off until the ideal time to purchase a new car, you could end up saving yourself up to thousands of dollars on the total cost. That’s certainly worth the wait! Here are some of the best times to save when you start shopping for your next vehicle:

  • Avoiding Phone Scams

    We keep our phones on us now more than ever. Because of this, a growing trend is the amount of spam phone calls, text messages, and emails we’re prone to receive on a near daily basis. If you always answer your phone when it rings, rest assured you are not the only one. But these days, the chances that the caller on the other end of the line is actually a scammer are higher than ever before. It’s important to exercise caution so you can avoid deception and protect your information.

  • Protect Yourself from the IRS Collector Scam

    Protecting the safety and security of our members is a top priority. The fraud protection services we offer serve as an additional barrier to help protect our members, but knowledge and awareness are the best defense against scams and fraud. Keeping you safe is so much easier when we have your help and we can work together to ensure your accounts remain protected. It’s important to always be vigilant when it comes to protecting your account details, digital banking login credentials, and your debit and credit card information.